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A follow-up to the original Rolling Thunder, this is a "shoot-the-bad-guys-and-save-the-world" game. A terrorist group has taken out the world information flow and, as either a guy named Albert Ross or a woman named Leila, you must stop them. You can also get weapons that pack more of a punch than your ordinary hand gun. The original Arcade version of Rolling Thunder 2 supports two-player cooperative play.

The Genesis conversion is single-player only, but instead it introduces several new stages with new enemies and bosses. The original stages have been tweaked to provide more cover points and bonus items; also two new weapons were added - a laser and a flamethrower. The storyline cutscenes between the stages were expanded. This version introduces a password system that allows the players to continue from any previously visited stage.

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Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis The boss unleashes hordes of enemies.
Rolling Thunder 2 Arcade Intro: the new face of Geldra
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis You can listen to the soundtrack with a cartoon band playing.
Rolling Thunder 2 Arcade Round 2. This art... I approve

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Alternate Titles

  • "RT2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ローリングサンダー2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Rolling thunder-- a nice little game Genesis paul cairey (359)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Hobby Consolas Genesis Jan, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Game Informer Magazine Genesis Jan, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP! Genesis May 21, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1992 33 out of 40 82
Play Time Genesis Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 08, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Dec 08, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Jan 14, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65

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